My Characters have Faces. Sometimes.

As a writer, I constantly come across pictures that resemble the people who live in my head.

For example: There was this perfume ad which perfectly captured John and Santana BOTH (AT THE SAME TIME!) and I was like WTF Hugo Boss, get out of my head!

john and santana

And then there was Alice from “Tales of Love and Emeralds”, and she was gut-wrenching and amazing:

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This would be a pretty great Alice too, though her sharp moonstone eyes are missing:


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And this person pretty much got all the struggles of Alice’s sweet twin brother, Alan.


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And then there’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who should play James Baumann from “Tales”, if they ever make a movie of the Dark Safe.

Then there’s this guy, who pretty much NAILED Kieran in all his three dimensional naughty sexiness . (Kieran is coming in 2016, by the way.)


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And he did a pretty great naughty John too. Even though John would be the perfect candidate for Captain America (he’s such a good boy), he can get really naughty if he wants to. Just ask Santana on chapter thirty something. 


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Damn, John.

So, since we’re talking about characters: who’s your favorite fictional character of all time?

C.S. Wilde writes about fantastical worlds, love stories larger than life and epic battles. She also, quite obviously, sucks at writing an author bio. She finds it awkward that she must write this in the third person, and hopes you won’t notice.

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9 comments on “My Characters have Faces. Sometimes.
  1. L.M. Nelson says:

    I do this too, but with music. Songs I hear remind me of my characters.

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  2. The V-Pub says:

    That’s a toughie, but Capt. Jean Luc Picard had to be in the discussion.

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  3. Ed Howard says:

    For me it’s Benedict Cumberbatch as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. It’s not a sexually charged role, though it does have its moments. His Holmes (like the original) can out-reason anyone, but the modern Sherlock has all the latest techie stuff, too. The crimes are more complicated than in Doyle’s fiction, but they have the same energy and allure. Just as Doyle’s books will always be popular, I am convinced the Holmes of the new millennium will add to that popularity in a good way.

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  4. I don’t do this with characters…but, I always create mental pictures in my head and then have these wierd deja vu feelings…Anyway…my pick would be any of the protagonists from John Grisham’s books. I’m kind of a fan!

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  5. I LOVE two characters: Clyde/Roberta from Lynda Barry’s Cruddy, and The Bogeywoman from Jaimy Gordon’s novel of the same title.

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